President offer solutions to the problems of pepper farmers (Video)
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Sri Lanka, July 19 -- President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that plans are afoot to promote pepper cultivation as a major export crop.
India is the major buyer of pepper from Sri Lanka and other countries. India purchases pepper on a quota basis. Increasing the quota given to Sri Lanka is one of the key elements of the strategy. In addition, steps will be taken to identify new markets for local pepper. Farmers are encouraged to export pepper as a finished product. The President pointed out that more revenue could be earned by exporting pepper in packets and developing new pepper based products to the world market.
Issues faced by the pepper cultivators were presented to President Rajapaksa when he participated at the public gathering ...
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